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Did you know that...

Did you know that...

  • The three peninsulas of Halkidiki are typically referred to as "legs"?
  • Kassandra, the first peninsula of Halkidiki, was named after Cassandra, the prophetic princess of ancient Troy?
  • Sithonia, the second "leg" of Halkidiki, took its name after Sithon, the king of the Odomanti in Thrace, son of Poseidon and Ossa?
  • Mount Athos, with its 20 monasteries of great historic importance, is the centre of world monasticism?
  • In Mount Athos access is strictly forbidden to women, as the monastic community is dedicated to Virgin Mary?
  • Porto Koufo (Hollow Port), in the Sithonia peninsula, is the biggest natural harbour in Greece and owes its name to the ancient Toroneans, as the sound of the sea could not be heard there?
  • According to Greek mythology, Enceladus, the Giant causing the earthquakes, was buried in the area of Kassandra?
  • After the displacement of the Greek population from Asia Minor, Turkey, in 1922, 27 new settlements were founded in Halkidiki?
  • The only listed traditional village in Sithonia is Parthenonas, 5 kilometres away from Neos Marmaras?
  • The oldest archaeological finding, about 700,000 years old, in the whole Greek territory was discovered in the Petralona Cave?